Life Upside Down - A Bat Chat

Sunday, 31 October 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Life Upside Down book front cover

Doug Gimesy and Heather Kiley join us for a Bat Chat! We talk about their stunning children's book, ‘Life Upside Down’ on Australia’s grey-headed flying fox.

Flying foxes (and other bats!) have had some bad publicity over recent Covid years. They also face persecution, habitat loss, extreme temperatures and awful injuries from inappropriate fruit tree netting and barbed wire.

We discuss with Doug and Heather how children's views are formed at an early age and how important their feedback is in the publishing process! Their book aims to show how cool and important the bats are, how easy it is to fall in love with them and what you can do to help the bats.

Links

Promo video for the book: https://vimeo.com/454643954

Life Upside Down: https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/product/life-upside-down/

Music Played

Pretenders 'I’ll Stand By You' - https://open.spotify.com/album/6MH35oajuCbpS9YBmwTrPf

Talking Heads 'Wild Wild Life' - https://open.spotify.com/album/5PvkD4XryLL9oC4NFItYIM

The Triffids 'Wide Open Road' - https://open.spotify.com/album/4gkzIn2K8CGNzJGzG0sAsf